France Rural Population 1960-2022

Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • France rural population for 2020 was 12,821,248, a 1.17% decline from 2019.
  • France rural population for 2019 was 12,972,990, a 1.14% decline from 2018.
  • France rural population for 2018 was 13,122,453, a 1.06% decline from 2017.
  • France rural population for 2017 was 13,263,152, a 1.02% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
United States 57,119,368
Germany 18,768,241
Italy 17,247,441
Poland 15,164,002
France 12,821,248
United Kingdom 10,819,646
Japan 10,341,204
South Korea 9,623,938
Spain 9,086,766
Canada 7,007,406
Saudi Arabia 5,470,303
Austria 3,678,525
Argentina 3,579,773
Australia 3,534,280
Portugal 3,471,945
Czech Republic 2,775,187
Hungary 2,735,589
Slovak Republic 2,524,162
Chile 2,346,132
Switzerland 2,252,934
Greece 2,173,649
Ireland 1,815,432
Croatia 1,717,915
Panama 1,362,863
Netherlands 1,354,130
UAE 1,281,005
Sweden 1,244,794
Slovenia 942,579
Norway 915,909
Lithuania 893,018
Finland 801,014
Oman 700,833
Denmark 693,004
Israel 683,249
New Zealand 676,263
Trinidad and Tobago 654,766
Latvia 602,505
Estonia 409,580
Cyprus 400,590
Belgium 221,991
Puerto Rico 205,025
Barbados 197,737
Bahrain 178,564
Uruguay 155,797
Channel Islands 120,027
French Polynesia 106,814
Brunei 95,153
New Caledonia 77,460
Antigua and Barbuda 74,001
Bahamas 65,889
Aruba 60,112
Luxembourg 54,041
Seychelles 41,801
Isle of Man 40,052
St. Kitts and Nevis 36,786
Liechtenstein 32,639
Faroe Islands 28,147
Malta 27,609
Iceland 22,359
Qatar 22,040
Curacao 16,955
British Virgin Islands 15,568
Andorra 9,337
Guam 8,544
Greenland 7,169
Northern Mariana Islands 4,721
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 4,316
Palau 3,440
Turks and Caicos Islands 2,476
San Marino 849
Monaco 0
Singapore 0
Bermuda 0
Cayman Islands 0
Hong Kong 0
Macao 0
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0
Gibraltar 0
Kuwait 0
France Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 12,821,248 19.03 -1.18%
2019 12,972,990 19.29 -1.15%
2018 13,122,453 19.56 -1.07%
2017 13,263,152 19.82 -1.03%
2016 13,400,202 20.08 -1.03%
2015 13,539,246 20.35 -0.92%
2014 13,664,265 20.61 -0.78%
2013 13,770,626 20.87 -0.71%
2012 13,868,666 21.12 -0.72%
2011 13,968,981 21.38 -0.69%
2010 14,066,100 21.63 -0.66%
2009 14,159,840 21.88 -0.62%
2008 14,247,470 22.13 -0.55%
2007 14,326,191 22.38 -0.47%
2006 14,393,064 22.62 -0.39%
2005 14,449,119 22.87 -0.32%
2004 14,495,492 23.12 -0.34%
2003 14,545,384 23.37 -0.36%
2002 14,598,404 23.62 -0.34%
2001 14,647,860 23.87 -0.34%
2000 14,697,577 24.13 -0.37%
1999 14,752,727 24.39 -0.29%
1998 14,795,594 24.58 -0.31%
1997 14,841,298 24.75 -0.32%
1996 14,889,276 24.92 -0.33%
1995 14,937,873 25.09 -0.31%
1994 14,984,271 25.26 -0.30%
1993 15,029,666 25.43 -0.24%
1992 15,065,323 25.60 -0.17%
1991 15,091,320 25.77 -0.11%
1990 15,108,674 25.94 0.10%
1989 15,093,422 26.05 0.25%
1988 15,055,081 26.13 0.28%
1987 15,013,292 26.20 0.29%
1986 14,970,477 26.28 0.28%
1985 14,928,514 26.35 0.28%
1984 14,887,231 26.43 0.28%
1983 14,846,300 26.50 0.26%
1982 14,807,308 26.58 0.25%
1981 14,771,060 26.65 0.22%
1980 14,738,052 26.72 0.18%
1979 14,711,745 26.79 0.15%
1978 14,690,235 26.86 0.14%
1977 14,669,243 26.93 0.19%
1976 14,641,036 27.00 0.27%
1975 14,601,385 27.07 -0.38%
1974 14,657,476 27.35 -0.71%
1973 14,761,956 27.74 -0.64%
1972 14,855,993 28.14 -0.61%
1971 14,947,298 28.54 -0.61%
1970 15,039,170 28.95 -0.63%
1969 15,134,429 29.35 -0.64%
1968 15,230,854 29.76 -2.13%
1967 15,559,225 30.64 -2.75%
1966 15,992,443 31.78 -2.54%
1965 16,404,575 32.93 -2.31%
1964 16,788,614 34.10 -2.12%
1963 17,148,695 35.30 -1.97%
1962 17,490,550 36.51 -0.99%
1961 17,664,650 37.39 -0.61%
1960 17,772,187 38.12 %